Time to turn around Illinois
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was elected by the people of Illinois due in […]
Freedom From Shakedown Lawsuits
The 4th of July means many different things to many different Americans. For […]
Fight for lawsuit reform heating up in Illinois
The state budget woes in Illinois are well-documented. Illinois has the worst credit […]
Progress on Lawsuit Reform Across the Nation
As we move into the long days of summer, many states are finishing […]
Business Owners in Illinois Want Lawsuit Reform
Our courtrooms are supposed to be a place where people go to get […]
Guest Post: WV Passes Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms
The West Virginia Legislature recently wrapped up its sixty day session having passed […]
Legal Reform is Missing Piece in Florida
Florida governor Rick Scott recently announced his plans to visit Pennsylvania, among a handful of other states he’s targeted as part of a strategy to lure businesses and jobs to Florida and boost the state’s economy.
The Real Enemy of Florida Job Growth
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How Much Are You Paying to Personal Injury Lawyers Each Year?
Last week was tax day, which we all know means that it’s time for us to all fork over our share to Uncle Sam. But what you may not know is that on top of the taxes that we pay to the government, we’re all paying an additional hidden tax – the “lawsuit tax.”
No matter where you live, excessive lawsuits drive up costs for consumers. More litigation equals fewer jobs, more expensive products and decreased innovation. In fact, each of us pays around $857 a year in lawsuit taxes! That means a family of four pays a lawsuit tax of at least $3,500 a year.
West Virginians Want Jobs, Not Lawsuits
If you’re a faithful reader of our blog, we don’t have to tell you twice: abusive lawsuits hurt our economy. And West Virginians should know that fact as well as anyone else, from first-hand experience. West Virginia’s legal climate is clearly out-of-step with the rest of the country, with the state consistently earning a spot as a top Judicial Hellhole.
West Virginia’s economy reflects its poor legal climate. Report after report ranks the state as one of the worst places to do business, and West Virginians have long felt the financial impact.
Report Shows Reform’s Impacts and Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
At Project Lawsuit Abuse, we frequently talk about the benefits that tort reform has brought to Texas, but today we have another example of proof.
To mark almost ten years after Texas passed its expansive tort reform measures, the Heritage Foundation’s Texas Public Policy Foundation reviewed the impacts that these reforms have had on both jobs and health care in the state. Both cases mark record success.
West Virginia Needs Jobs, Not Lawsuits!
For the second year in a row, CNBC ranked West Virginia as one of the worst states in the nation for doing business. This ranking doesn’t surprise us – after all, West Virginia also has one of the nation’s worst legal climates! In short, the state has a whole lot of lawsuits and not a lot of jobs.
A number of factors contribute to West Virginia’s horrible legal climate. For one, the state is the only in the nation without an automatic right of appeal! This fact means that defendants in court are denied their fair chance to tell their stories, and it drives away jobs and businesses.